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Sally Hewett: When Art is Not Just Pure, Unadulterated Filth

Contemporary British artist Sally Hewett has single-handedly changed embroidery from a cute retirement hobby into a modern, provocative art form. This is Not Art caught up with her about hoop art, feminism and how with the best intentions, art is sometimes referred to as ‘Pure, unadulterated filth!’… Your embroidery work is unconventional and challenging, both socially and … Continue reading

hARTSlane Space: when art is with (and for) the community

3 amazing women, Cristiana, Sigrun and Tisna  are running an art gallery for and with the community in South East London, in an area where a lot of artists are studying and working (thanks to Goldsmith University) but are also struggling to find affordable spaces to showcase their stuff. Sometimes London is hard and it’s … Continue reading

Quarrelling with the world – Maruša Sagadin

In 1962, the Minimalist Robert Morris staged a seven-minute performance titled Column at the Living Theatre in New York which involved toppling down an erect plywood box half way through. Nowadays, the art audience is more familiar with his enormous Untitled (L-Beams) and sagging felt sculptures than his affair with experimental theatre but a similar … Continue reading

Vagina Cupcakes and Punch: Contemporary Feminism and Art

On Saturday 5th March I attended the opening of Hand Maid, an exhibition organised by Sweet ‘Art taking place at Hoxton Arches Gallery from 6th – 9th March 2016 . Founded in 2012 Sweet ‘Art aims to create a network that promotes artists from all walks of life at various stages in their professional development … Continue reading

Natalie Ryde: The Other, Other Way

The latest systemic drawings of London-based artist Natalie Ryde, installed in the airy multi-functional space at Carousel, stand in stark contrast to loud chatter, dazzling lights and psychedelic rides that we usually associate with fun fair rides. The nine works, assembled in the exhibition ‘The Other Other Way’, contain delicate, ethereal-looking structures whose fine coloured … Continue reading

Leslie Deere – Are we just talking about random, static interactions?

If there’s something we love at This is Not Art, is the multidisciplinary art approach. So, when we heard of Music Hackspace, our reaction was: “Really? Is it a real one?” So, from inside a small but cute container facing the Regents Canal, at the Music Hackspace you can meet people sharing thoughts, knowledge, technologies,  and aesthetics on … Continue reading

Clotho: swap your unwanted clothes and join the revolution!

Have you ever heard about Clotho? I bet not. It’s an early stage startup founded by Caroline and Vivien aiming to collect your unwanted clothes. Wait, no, it’s not like a charity as you’re receiving back vouchers to spend online, on the Clotho online shop. I think the idea is pretty awesome, isn’t it? I think … Continue reading

We are not like most girls – PINS

Hi guys!Girls bands are back! We met PINS at the Old Blue Last and we couldn”t [not] fall in love with them. Here you can find the chat we had with: Faith (singer an guitar), Lois (guitar) – in the group are also playing Anna (bass) and Sophie (drums). . 1 – I think your music … Continue reading

Asmita Shrish – Looking down on Earth

We are exploring more places in London, week by week, and we’ve been to Hackney Attic this time, at the Whirlygig Cinema, during a showcase of independent ‬filmmakers. We really loved all of them (especially because they were all women!!) and today we are pleased to introduce you Asmita Shrish, from Nepal. It’s been really interesting since we … Continue reading

Mizgin Müjde Arslan – It depends

We’ve met this director at Shorts on Tap, the events dedicated to indie shorts taking place at Juno a few months ago. As soon as we watched this short, we felt immediately something special, so the next step was meeting the director and have a chat after. So, it’s time for you to meet her! She’s Mizgin Müjde … Continue reading

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